windows 2003 server smtp virtual  server to forward emails to gmail account

Posted on 2014-08-26
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how is the virtual smtp server setup to forward emails to other  emails (like gmail accounts)
Question by:Shen
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by:Rich Weissler
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If you just want to forward all the email to a single host for delivery (e.g. if your ISP was willing to deliver for your domain), you'd go into the SMTP Virtual Server Properties, go to the Delivery tab, and select Advanced.
There you'd want to populate the Smart Host, configuring it for the SMTP server receiving your mail.
Configuring Smart Host
If you are already sending out email, and are having problems with some servers or service providers rejecting your mail, that is a much more involved question.  If you are already blacklisted, you'll need to fix issues with your mail server (frequently being an open relay, or not having appropriate MX or PTR records in DNS), and go though the individual blacklisting organizations.

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thank you. Our internal domain is not registered. We have a dsl connection through bellsouth. I will contact them to see if we can setup an account with them and used their smtp server in our virtual server through the smart host. If this is possible we will have to setup am mx record. If we can do this could you provide the steps to setup an mx record for bellsouth.net or att.net whichever it is.
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Rich Weissler earned 2000 total points
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If your internal domain isn't registered, you'll need to register the domain first.  As part of that registration (before the registration), you'll need to find someone to host the domain.  (That is, someone with DNS servers which will be authoritative for your domain.)
It looks like AT&T will provide, possibly both those services, as part of a webhosting agreement.
There are a LOT of domain hosting services, including folks like 'GoDaddy.com'... which is always running special offers.  

Once you've selected a domain hosting provider, instructions for configuring MX entries on their specific system are usually provided.

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Ok. Thank you very much. I I will contact bellsouth or att to see if they can help us.

Thnaks again.

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thank you very much. T

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